Baltimore “Riots”: Stop Judging and Help Out [video/blog]

Baltimore “Riots”: Stop Judging and Help Out [video/blog]

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Everyone has been on edge regarding the mysterious death of Freddie Gray. Gray is a young African American male who died while in police custody after suffering three fractured vertebrae and a crushed voice box. It is unclear and hasn’t been revealed to the public how his injuries were caused.

On April 27th teens took to the streets to express their frustration after being released from school. Some of their demonstrating turned into what some would deem violent outbursts. These adolescents have been referred to as “thugs” by the mayor of Baltimore and even the President of the United States.

Considering that 60% of children in Baltimore City live in single parent homes, 115 Baltimore City residents live in food deserts, and over 30 percent of households in Baltimore City bring in an average income of $23,000 or less, are we being too harsh or critical?

Maybe we’re missing an opportunity to do something great. Watch the video as I share my thoughts on what we should be doing instead of being so critical of the teens.

Should we be judging the young people in Baltimore or are we missing our opportunities to help?

Posted by The Opened Box on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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